I'm happily ensconced in Eastbourne right now. Eastbourne is a city of about 100,000 people situated on the English channel. It is known as a place for the "mouldy oldies" to go but I picked it as a central base from which to explore. The guest house I am in is situated on the main road that runs along the seafront and my tiny room has a small balcony from where I can see the sea.
Today my friend Judi and I took a train to Rye which is an ancient town that is known for having gangs of smugglers. Lots of beautiful old houses and the lovely cobbled Mermaid St. I hadn't been there since 1981 so was well overdue.
We also visited a local church, St. Mary's...
We then took a taxi to Winchelsea as we had just missed the bus. I was blown away by St. Thomas the Martyr church there - I think mainly because it was partly ruins.
We had tea/coffee and cake at a lovely local farm shop and then headed back to Rye by bus. Then train back to Eastbourne. A great day.